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Mystery Hill

129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
+1 828-264-2792
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Good for a short side trip

It is an interesting place. It won't take long, but there is enough there to keep occupied for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Junction City, Kansas
It's fun for one time

My family went to mystery hill today and I can't say much or it will ruin the surprise, but for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
daniel h
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Explore a real gravitational anomaly at Mystery Hill! Amazing visitors since 1948 visitors receive a quick guided tour of the Mystery Platform where two guest stand on a perfectly level platform but appear to grow and shrink as they switch sides and the Mystery House where the laws of gravity appear to have been forgotten as things roll up hill and visitors experience a strange pull to the North. After the tour guest are invited to stay and experiment as long as they like before moving on to the Hall of Mystery with a series of Optical Illusions and Hands on activities including The Shadow Wall, the Spooky Spigot, The Flying Mirror, and everyone's favorite Bubblerama where you can actually stand inside a giant soap bubble. Visitors also get free admission to visit the Moon and Irene Mullins Arrowhead Collection of over 100,000 arrowheads they collected over their life time and to a walk thru the 1903 Dougherty House the home of the founders of Appalachian State University. Also while at Mystery Hill visitors can buy a bucket and try their hand at Gem Mining at the area's premier gem mine Doc's Rocks and the Appalachian Fossil Museum. Open 7 days a week year round, rain or shine. Mystery Hill is located between Boone and Blowing Rock on Hwy 321.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“vortex room” (46 reviews)
“bubble room” (28 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
+1 828-264-2792
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is an interesting place. It won't take long, but there is enough there to keep occupied for about an hour. It's a great place if you are looking for something to kill a little time or need to take a break. Like the other...More

Thank IslandSquirrel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went to mystery hill today and I can't say much or it will ruin the surprise, but for the money about $8 for an adult it's a good fun couple hours spent with the family for one trip. It's kind of a been...More

Thank daniel h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect. A few things to note before you go. First, don't bother if you get vertigo. Wish I was warned of this upfront. The moment I stepped into the area that's 'different,' I immediately because nauseous. Second, don't pay full price....More

1  Thank C C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is different. The only real attraction here is the vortex gravity room. Everything else is just tourist stop hokey-fluff. I'm trying to figure out the mystery hill. As an engineer, I feel that the place is nothing more than fancy carpentry work coupled...More

2  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family went up a couple weeks ago we had a blast.. the gentleman told us all about the history. And how they got started we had a very great time will be going back hope everyone can have this experience

Thank jimmybrew1
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Cool place. Vortex room is pretty freaky and makes you feel a bit off. Decently priced as you can leave and comeback for the entire day. Wife and kids loved it.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A neat little attraction with lots to see and do. The Vortex room is the main attraction and it is really amazing. The Hall of Mysteries is fun as well and good for anyone who likes optical illusions or has even a passing interest in...More

1  Thank Elayna S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We had to see this. Saw the video on line. But this was pretty hokey. The slanted room was cool, but they really need to up date the optical illusions and other things. It was really kinda lame and I'm sad.

1  Thank Bonnielt23
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My kids could not have been more thrilled with this experience. It didn't take very long and they talked about their experience all day! However, be warned. I am very prone to getting dizzy and the anti-gravity room make me feel sick all day long....More

Thank Stahlko
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I wasn't overly impressed but this is a good place to bring the kids. The vortex room made me instantly sick to my stomach, but it had some other cute activities good for a family. This would probably be a good rainy day think to...More

Thank laura g
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Tammy P
4 August 2015|
Response from Matthew U | Property representative |
Adults are $9 each - Children 5-12 are $7 each - Children under 5 are always free

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